Hopeless and in tears

Hopeless and in tears

Yalda, the daughter of my Afghan colleague Jawad, sent me the following message. It is so disheartening. We have made no progress, and have few options, for helping the family escape from Afghanistan. Dear Uncle Michael, I always pray for you and your family that you...
Taliban ban girls from secondary education in Afghanistan

Taliban ban girls from secondary education in Afghanistan

Taliban government announces re-opening of high schools for boys but makes no mention of girls. Only male teachers to report to work. Watch CSFilm’s “L is for Light D is for for Darkness” Source: The Guardian, Emma Graham-Harrison in Kandahar,...
US Project more challenging to implement than in Afghanistan or Haiti

US Project more challenging to implement than in Afghanistan or Haiti

It turns out that doing a Community Supported Film training and production project in the US is much more challenging than in Haiti or even Afghanistan. This came as a surprise to all of us! When the New Immigrant and Refugee Visions (NIRV) training began in July...